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Author Cameron, David W., author.

Title Australians on the Western Front 1918. Volume two, Spearheading the Great British Offensive / David W. Cameron.

Published [Docklands, Victoria] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2018.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Bail  940.4144 CAME    AVAILABLE
Physical description xiv, 541 pages, 16 unnumbered pages of plates : illustrations, maps, portraits ; 24 cm
regular print
Notes Maps by Guy Holt.
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references and index.
Summary Following on from volume 1 of Australians on the Western Front 1918: Resisting the Great German Offensive, volume 2, Spearheading the Great British Offensive, concludes with a detailed account of the final battles of World War I and the defeat of German armed forces on the Western Front. In compelling detail, David W. Cameron recounts the military successes and challenges of the Australian Army Corps, led by Lieutenant General John Monash, during a number of key battles, including the Battle of Hamel on 4 July; the Battle of Amiens on 8 August, and the Battle for Mont St Quentin and Peronne in September; culminating in the week-long battles for the Hindenburg Outpost Line and the Hindenburg Line itself, during which many Australian and American troops tragically lost their lives just as the war was finally drawing to a close. Ultimately, however, the breaking of the Hindenburg Line by Australian, Canadian, British and American troops delivered a crucial blow to the German army, who surrendered unconditionally to the Allies one month later. This book once again draws on the diaries and letters of the Australian soldiers on the battlefields to piece together the story of their heroic actions against enemy forces, placing them within the broader context of the 'war to end all wars'.
Other author Holt, Guy, cartographer.
Subject Monash, John, Sir, 1865-1931.
Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps -- History.
Great Britain. Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps.
Australia. Australian Army. Australian and New Zealand Army Corps. -- History.
Le Hamel, Battle of, Le Hamel, Amiens, France, 1918.
Soldiers -- Australia -- Biography.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Participation, Australian.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Campaigns -- Western Front.
Australia -- History -- 1901-1922.
Australia -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Mont-Saint-Vincent (France : Canton)
Australia -- Armed Forces -- Western Front.
Mont-Saint-Vincent (France : Canton) -- History, Military -- 20th century.
Variant Title Spearheading the Great British Offensive.
ISBN 9780670078288 (paperback)
067007828X (paperback)